“I felt like somebody needs to resing these lyrics again and sing them over our world and just be a good reminder,” Payne said. “I hope that it in someway touches you and inspires you to make a better place.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Brooks paused midway though his performance and said people had been asking him for a statement regarding the shooting.
“We have the same statement [as for] what happened in Orlando down in Florida, or what happened over in Paris at a concert,” he said. “People, we’ve got to love one another. That’s what it’s all about. That’s our only hope.”
Earlier this week, actor Dick Van Dyke took a trip to Illinois to visit his childhood home. But along the way, he stopped by Walt Disney’s birthplace in Chicago and did more than just look around.
Van Dyke, who is 90 years old, led an impromptu performance of “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” from the 1934 film, “Mary Poppins.” He played everyone’s favorite chimney sweep Bert in the movie, which won five Academy Awards.
During the singalong, Van Dyke had some help from his wife Arlene and the Vantastix, his acapella singing group. Apart from visiting Disney’s home in Chicago, he was there to promote his Dick Van Dyke Foundations for the Performing Arts.
Watch Van Dyke in “Mary Poppins” below and expect to be hit with some major nostalgia.
On Friday, Kanye West posted a series of tweets announcing pop-up viewings of his latest music video “Famous” all around the U.S. — including two in Houston. Similar to the way he debuted the controversial video in New York City, the video was expected to be projected on the walls of city buildings.
According to Twitter’s time stamp, West tweeted at 9:13 p.m. “Famous viewings in Houston starting @9:30PM Texas Avenue and Jackson Street South Main Street and Fondren.”
Basically, West gave Houstonians all of 17 minutes to get to the screening, which many pointed out wasn’t enough time. West didn’t seem to take time zones into account with his posts, giving people in Philadelphia only a two minute heads up.
The really strange thing about all of this is that no one seemed to be able to find these screenings. Houston fans kept tweeting about searching for the videos on the intersections West posted but came up with nothing. Similar situations happened in Philadelphia, Seattle, and Miami. It’s still a little unclear if the video screened anywhere at all.
When John Lennon was fatally shot in 1980 outside an apartment building, a concierge rushed to his aid. The man, whose name is Jay Hastings, was wearing a white button down shirt that became soaked with Lennon’s blood.
The auction sale also included a signed copy of the album “Double Fantasy,” along with a typed letter of thanks from Yoko Ono to the apartment staff, a Thanksgiving cared signed by Lennon and Ono and a Rolling Stones articles with Hastings from 1981.
Seventy-five years ago today, television aired what is considered to be the first legal commercial.
“Evidence is mounting that [TV] will gain little headway for ‘the duration,'” Ad Age wrote in June 1941 following the FCC’s approval of commercial TV.
A month later, Bulova aired a 10-second spot featuring the face of a Bulova watch over an outline of the U.S. According to Ad Age, the commercial ran during an afternoon Dodgers-Phillies game on NBC-owned WNBT. The original ad also featured a voiceover from announcer Ray Forrest saying “America runs on Bulova.”
YouTube user Dave Birss recreated the ad, using his own voice to imitate Forrest’s. He says it cost him $5, which is just $4 less than what the original cost.
Have you ever gone to a party and done something you’re not exactly proud of? Well, whatever memory just came to mind may or may not not beat the stories students at the University of Texas had to share on Twitter this week.
After almost 12 years, the Nancy Grace show will be off the air at HLN. #RiotsInTheStreets?
Yesterday it was reported that Nancy Grace would be leaving HLN to embark on a new journey. While this is surely not the last we’ll see of her, television is losing one of its most outspoken and controversial figures. Grace had a reputation for fueling the internet rage machine, but many times she was also one of the best sources of entertainment in the courtroom news business.
Looking back on her long career as a television judge, jury and executioner, here are five times Grace turned our rage into laughter.
1. There was that time Nancy Grace and 2 Chainz debated over marijuana legalization and rap videos.
2. There was also the time her producers staged a mutiny.
3. Every time Grace cut off the mic on a rowdy guest, we all cheered in our living rooms. Admit it. Here she is explaining why she does it:
4. Let’s never forget the bravery she showed in 2012 when she took on the women of The View over the controversial remarks she made about Whitney Houston’s death.
5. Pretty much her entire Twitter feed is pure hashtag gold.
Yoga expert facing murder charge accused of intentionally driving off 200ft cliff, killing beautiful twin sister. #BadTwin?